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Live from Maple Grove

Post by RT88 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:02 am

I'll give live updates this weekend from the NHRA pressroom at Maple Grove. Just getting ready to head down for Friday qualifying. They have a large field of sportsman cars, most classes are maxed. There are 24 alky top fuel entered. Pros have full fields. Steve Bubb

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Re: Live from Maple Grove

Post by RT88 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:20 pm

Good weather the alky cars on track but struggling in both lanes manzo really misses set up and turns a 6

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Re: Live from Maple Grove

Post by RT88 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:47 pm

Mike edwards leads the way in pro stock. Real good crowd on hand. Here come the funny cars. Arana sr leads the bikes. Paul lee does eighth mile burnout to start funny car. Jim head says this is the fastesttrack in the country

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Re: Live from Maple Grove

Post by RT88 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:26 pm

Courtney force just blistered the track at 318 mph. Trac is really fast considering the humidity. John force comes out in last pairing and is number one

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Re: Live from Maple Grove

Post by RT88 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:00 pm

Shawn langdon is leading top fuel

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Re: Live from Maple Grove

Post by RT88 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:30 pm

Pros on the track. 15 bikes take time in round one. Drivers trying to knock the aranas out of the first two spots. Michael ray just went to the top in bike midway through their session. Ray stays on top of the field

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Re: Live from Maple Grove

Post by RT88 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:07 pm

Allen johnson is at the top ofpro stock. Michael ray said this is the engine they used in dallas. He ran a career best at 60 foot

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Re: Live from Maple Grove

Post by RT88 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:45 pm

The crowd is still roaring. John force just 3.987 his first sub 4 second pass. Inthe other lane courtney went 329.42 the fastest speed in the history of funny car. The crowd is still roaring. John just said courtneys pass was pretty good for a girl. With the bonus points john ties hagan for the point lead

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Re: Live from Maple Grove

Post by RT88 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:26 pm

The show is over and everyone is still buzzing over the pass by the forces. John and courtney were just in thepressroom. He cannot believe the way she blew by him. She was faster than any top fuel car. Courtney wants to get under 4 seconds

Morgan lucas is on top of the top fuel class.
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Re: Live from Maple Grove

Post by RT88 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:34 pm

Morgan lucas is questioning courtneys speed. He is looking at her lower end speed. John did say she blew by him so it could be a good pass.

allen johnson said pro stock will not be close to any records due to the water in the air

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Re: Live from Maple Grove

Post by RT88 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:22 pm

Courtney needs a 326 mph run to back up the record. Looking at the run sheet she probably did a 329. Nhra officials say it is a good run

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Re: Live from Maple Grove

Post by RT88 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:11 am

Saturday morning a half hour away from pros. Traffic is really backed up getting in the place, should be a big crowd. Courtney needs a 326 to back up the record. It rained here so hopefully the track will be as good today as yesterday. Force and hagan are tied for the lead tomorrow is going to be real big and john seems nervous.

here come the bikes

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Re: Live from Maple Grove

Post by RT88 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:25 am

Michael ray remains at the top of the bikes. Conditions changed looks like a slightly slower track today

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Re: Live from Maple Grove

Post by RT88 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:58 am

Jason line goes to the top of pro stock

for the first time they had a husband and wife run. Erica and richie went in the run and they had a bet on the run. It was the best pass of the day with both recording 6.587. Richie gets the spot on speed. Earlier erica said if richie had a brain in his head he will tank the run

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Re: Live from Maple Grove

Post by RT88 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:10 pm

Nhra erases courtneys 239 run saying a sun glare created a problem with the timing.

courtney does have top run inround three but john remains

morgan lucas remains at top of top fuel

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